Murray wins Shanghai Masters

By Kristen Meriwether
Kristen Meriwether
Kristen Meriwether
Journalist
October 16, 2011 Updated: October 1, 2015

Andy Murray hoists his trophy after defeating David Ferrer 7-5, 6-4 in Shanghai, China at the Shanghai Rolex Masters. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Andy Murray hoists his trophy after defeating David Ferrer 7-5, 6-4 in Shanghai, China at the Shanghai Rolex Masters. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Andy Murray defeated David Ferrer 7-5, 6-4 on Sunday, claiming the Shanghai Rolex Masters crown, and his third ATP World Tour title in as many weeks.

More important than the trophy, Murray’s victory will move him into the No. 3 spot in the ATP rankings. He will leapfrog Roger Federer, who will now be outside of the top three for the first time since July 7, 2003.

The 24-year old Murray has had the hot hand since his semi-final exit at the US Open. He has won 25 of 26 matches.

Murray has brought home five tournaments titles this year, but is still searching for the illusive first Grand Slam.

Kristen Meriwether